I am now a pizza guy….

I am now a pizza guy….

Yesterday,I happened to pass by a pizza joint and could not resist the urge to enter it and order one.While I waited for my pizza (it was evening rush hour),I scribbled my thoughts on the borders of a take-away menu pamphlet.Here is my effort.Seems childish,but they say at 63,one becomes child-like again.Savour its delicious simplicity and spread the aroma,if you like it…..!! 

I am now a pizza guy….
With fast food culture spreading,
With shortage of time for elaborate cooking,
With ease of telephonic ordering,Hi !
I have now become a pizza guy ……
Regular circular,square or heart shaped fun,
With toppings of cheese,onions or capsicums,
Its friendly warmth is always welcome,Oh boy !
I have now become a pizza guy…..
My sleepy tastebuds wake up going ting-a-ling,
My appetite,hunger pains make my tummy spin,
I treat myself,wishing bread,paratha,roti a bye !  
I have now become a pizza guy…..
Pizza joints now here,there and everywhere,
Screaming banners,offering heavenly yummy fare,
Men or women,kids or elders,all can now for a pizza die,
I have now become a pizza guy….. 
By the time my pizza had arrived (in about 20 minutes or so) I had completed the above four verses.I had to stop there to enjoy my pizza-hot and sizzling !!
Try composing a poem when you visit a pizza parlour next time and are waiting for your order to be fulfilled. 
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17 Responses to I am now a pizza guy….

  1. shernaz wadia says:

    You made my mouth water pizza guy…

    Shernaz Wadia
    25th July 2011

  2. J S Broca says:

    Dear Shernaz,thanks for spreading the aroma of a mouth watering pizza…poem .

    J S Broca
    New Delhi
    25th July 2011

  3. manju suri says:

    Jo humaare mein hai daal roti…Pizza mein kahaan hai hoti…Par aapki kavita padh kar…Sochti hoon ek baar kha loon pet bhar…!!!

    Manju Suri
    New Delhi
    25th July 2011

  4. J S Broca says:

    Dear Manjuji,thanks for responding.Hope you enjoyed a slice or more of a delicious pizza….pet bharr !

    J S Broca
    New Delhi
    26th July 2011

  5. Malsawmi says:

    The pizza-inspired poem is a real good read. Happy eating!

    Malsawmi Jacob, Mumbai
    July 26, 2011

  6. g s p rao says:

    Excellent spur-of-the-moment verse, Brocaji. Enjoyed it. Regards,

    GSP Rao, Hyderabad
    July 26, 2011

  7. N S Murty says:

    Dear Broca ji, Your instant Poem-Pizza (or Pizza-poem) is hot, round, hearty, savoury, and yummy yummy. We must bow our head before everything that makes us children again. With best regards,

    NS Murty, Bangalore
    July 26, 2011

  8. J S Broca says:

    Dear Malsawmiji and dear Rao Sahebji, thanks a lot for enjoying a slice of my pizza poem.Bon Appetite !

    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    July 26, 2011

  9. J S Broca says:

    Dear Murty ji,thanks for your yummy yummy response to my pizza instant poem.Such rare flights of fancy are moments to be cherished.GBU.

    J S Broca
    New Delhi
    27th July 2011

  10. kumarendra Mallick says:

    Jatinder ji, akele mat khao bhai,

    hum dono banenge pizza guy –

    mushroom se hoga must, cheese se kya cheez hui

    hum dono banenge pizza guy!

    Kumarendra Mallick, Rhode Island
    July 27, 2011

  11. J S Broca says:

    Dear Mallickji, thanks for sharing my pizza poem from abroad ! GBU ALL !

    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    Jul 27, 2011

  12. atreya sarma says:

    Dear Broca ji,
    Your lip-smacking poem” I am now a pizza guy” – oh, what a spring and sprint you’ve packed it with! I’ve loved it; and sent the following response just now to MI (excluding the footnotes). Hope you’d love it too.

    Hi there! Reading your sweet-sixteen lines on the sizzling pizza;

    Drooling, I joined the line leading to a point in Amritsar.

    Wow! When my turn came at last, I grabbed them right and left lotsa.

    Umpteen orders and servings, yeah – washed it down with a spritzer;

    All the night turning a waltzer, my hand holding a tazza.

    Jai Jatinder! Your impromptu lines should grab the Pulitzer.

    Your jingling change of ‘tingling’ into the tangy ‘ting-a-ling’

    And the lyrical “have now become a pizza guy”, ah Singh!

    What a refrain! So lilting, titillating, scintillating!

    Atreya Sarma
    28th July 2011

  13. J S Broca says:

    Dear Atreya,I will borrow McDonalds tag line: “I AM LOVING IT !”
    Thanks for your witty and poetical rejoinder.

    New Delhi
    28th July 2011

  14. krishna bose says:

    Pizza is a favourite of all. It needs no age to savour. Good verse written on the spur of the moment

    Krishna Bose, Kolkata
    Aug 02, 2011

  15. nilouffer says:

    Jatinder ji,
    Hi, Pizza Guy !!
    Im transported to a world of Pizzas
    A Chicken Mexicana and Kheema do Pyazaas
    A Veg Extravagansa
    and a Double Cheeze Margarita!!
    Badi bhookh lagi hai ; hai hai !!

  16. J S BROCA says:


    Sometime back I had sent this poem to BOLO KIDS …and forgot about it..I NOW FIND IT WAS PUBLISHED there on 27th April 2012.

    Here is the link :

    I am now a pizza guy…


    Do visit the site and leave your comments.THANKS

    9TH AUG 12

  17. Nilouffer Rana says:

    Wow Jatinder,

    After reading your random thoughts on Pizzas on BOLOKIDS , those who do not like pizzas too will want to try some. Though Im not a Pizza girl (at 64) but I shall surely try a pizza to see if it tastes as good as your description of it. Thanks


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